The NBA is willing to consider changing the length of the season from 82 games, especially if it opens up opportunities for more games or even teams in international markets

“We can play games in China and Europe, or occasional preseason games as a one-off, but under existing airline technology, the planes aren’t fast enough to at least play in the current framework of our regular season,” Adam Silver said. “(But) it may be something we’ll be looking at over the coming years, is what a regular season schedule look like a decade from now.”

There has been a lot of support for the NBA to reduce the schedule regardless.